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and thank you for your service overseas as well. we have just gotten this, a bulletin from law enforcement. people being asked to be on the lookout for a darker skinned or black male with a black backpack and a black sweatshirt, possible foreign national, accent unclear, what the accent of the individual is, but believes to have some sort of an accent. we are just getting that information. john king is working his sources now. he joins us with the latest on the investigation. john, what are you hearing? >> well, that bolo, shorthanded police lingo for be on the lookout, just issued. i will give you reporting from all of our cnn team. a little more on that bolo. law enforcement is looking for a darker skinned or black male with a black backpack, possible foreign national because of an accent. the bolo notes to law enforcement officials says five minutes before the first explosion, this individual attempted to gain entry to a restricted area and when turned away, he broke eye contact and pulled his sweatshirt and hood over his head. no further info on him is what the bolo says. this is law e
king, with night falling, night is actually to the advantage of law enforcement personnel. they have night vision goggles. they can control the night and if they want, they can light up the scene. >> they believe they have a tactical advantage this time as opposed to last night when they were surprised and the suspect escaped. they want to take their time, because of the risks to law enforcement and the risk to the neighborhood and because they are now amassing overwhelming presence to the point that they have essentially eye contact. they have visual contact with this believed to be the suspect and there are reports going in and among law enforcement on the scene as well as back to state officials, city officials, as far back as the justice department, the fbi in washington, trying to coordinate now the next move. yes, they believe they have a tactical advantage. they brought in extra units, military style vehicles in case there are explosives there. they have lighting and night vision equipment and the like if they decide to use that. and the question now is they believe time is th
on the ground as law enforcement officials surround him. he was take en by ambulance to e hospital. all across the city, cheering crowds. chanting usa, usa. what he and his brother are accused of doing is horrific. the suspects sho the to death a young m.i.t. policeman and people are paying tribute to the victims at a memorial. earlier president obama had this to say about the stunning turn of events. >> all in all it's been a tough week. but we've seen the character of our country once more and as president, i'm confident that we have the courage and resilience and spirit to overcome these challenges. and to go forward. as one nation under god, in indivisib indivisible. >> his stepson, robert duffy joins me on the phone. mr. duffy, thank you so much for joining me. what an extraordinary day for your familiar len a indeed the city of boston. tell me exactly what happened. >> first i'd just like to start by thanking everybody in law enforcement for doing an unbelievable job. i mean, hats off to everybody about how quickly this, you know, literally 20, almost 30 hours ago photos released, here w
hearing is that it is what's called a bolo, be on the lookout. this was from law enforcement agencies, a law enforcement bulletin given to other investigators and all police in the area to be on the lookout for what they're describing as someone who is dark kskinned, possibly a foreign accent. they have no suspects in custody at this time. this person might have been carrying a black backpack and wearing a sweatshirt and may have been trying to get into the restricted area around where the blast went off before the explosion happened. now doctors are also, according to our sources and information learned by colleagues, are removing ball bearings from some of the people being treated, one of the victims at one of the local 4078hospitals there. this could indicate what the explosive devices were made of. it's described as screwed and sometimes small. there were said to be at least two unexploded devices. my sources are telling me one of the things they're doing, john, are to pick those apart. they would to get the dna evidence for the way they were constructed. as of now, no one is maki
tonight is an 8-year-old boy. the fbi is leading the investigation. federal law enforcement has been placed in a level one mobilization, which basically means all hands on deck. up in boston, they're now working 24 hours a day, all days off and have been canceled at this point. the first explosion went off around 2:50 eastern standard time near the finish line of the boston marathon. the video from "the boston globe" captured the explosion as it happened. [ explosion ] [ second explosion ] >> the second explosion went off 12 seconds after the first one. severely injuring innocent bystanders. runners, some were knocked off their feet. thousands of spectators started to run for safety. and there were many who turned and ran back towards the explosion to help the injured. the severity was immediate apparent to law enforcement at the scene. we wanted to play for you the radio traffic among the boston police department in just the few moments after the attack. >> president obama addressed the nation earlier tonight and promised the full resources of the federal government. the fbi is now
. >> the president also announcing this earlier as expected. others are not taking any chances. law enforcement in washington in new york, in san francisco, are in a heightened state of alert. and miami dade police officials say they have increase d the event that attracts half a million spectators each year. today was a very sad day for athletics and for our friends in marathon running. our security plan is developed jointly with the metropolitan police and we were in contact with them soobs we heard the news. >> why don't we get back to the scene. you have new information for us? >> don, we do know now that officials are going to brief reporters at 9:30 just a few hours away. there is so much we don't know. we do not know if this attack was a foreign or domestic attack. but right now investigators are behind me on exitor street. they have set up about six or seven blocks. they are setting up barriers to make the security tighter, don. we're still waiting to hear very much tonight. >> one of the big clues will be the two devices which were not detonated. what sort of clues and information are
, breaking news tonight on two fronts. late word from two federal law enforcement officials that there is an arrest in connection, as erin said, with the poison letters sent to the u.s. president and the u.s. senator. new developments as well in the bombing case to tell you about. and obviously, it has been a roller coaster day for people here, emotionally and in terms of the facts of the story, it is not over yet. a short time ago, the fbi, again, postponed a news briefing that was originally pushed back from the 5:00 hour. it was supposed to be then at the top of the 8:00 hour. we don't know why this has been pushed back. we hope to learn more throughout the hour. >>> first, though, we want to check in with joe johns, on the deadly poison letter arrest. joe, you have some news on the arrest. what are you hearing, what is the latest? >> reporter: anderson, this is an individual from tupelo, mississippi, we're told, the home state of senator roger wicker. actually, his hometown, as well. he's one of the people who got one of the mailings. we know of two suspicious letters, a
. no one should attempt to apprehend them except law enforcement. let me reiterate that caution. do not take any action on your own. if you see these men, contact law enforcement. if you know anything about the bombings or the men pictured here, please call the telephone listed on the photo arrays, 1-800-call fbi. >> special agent deslaauriers could not emphasize that enough. we will give you different angles to help you better recognize these men. again, this is by no means perfect. the hats obviously do make it harder. we have also slowed things down a bit in case that helps. goes without saying the fbi has trained photo interpreters and more video to work with than they're releasing just now. we should also caution that many people may resemble these men. the fbi, though, is counting on someone seeing something that stands out and points clearly to a name. i wants to bring in susan candiotti, who has new information from a source about the behavior of the suspects. what have you learned? >> that's right. this is a federal law enforcement official who has seen the videos and this
clear that there's any law that would allow him to be tried as an enemy combatant. this is a procedure we know works. people get tried in criminal courts every day. the combatant laws we don't know that one can be successfully conducted. that's lost in a mar ras in guantanamo bay. this case will take a long time, be expensive and complicated but he's going to trial and there's going to be a verdict. we know that. >> jeff, thank you very much. fran, julia, as well. appreciate it. follow me on twitte twitter @andersoncooper. what do you think? should he be charged in a criminal court opposed to an enemy combatant? >>> and we will dig in to the case. the older suspect spent last year in parts of dagestan and chechnya. and the older suspect's widow. what we know about her and their relationship and more importantly what the fbi wants to know from her tonight. >>> later, my interview was remarkable woman. i hope you stick around for this. she a dance instructor whose body was broken. she had to have part of her leg amputated below the knee but her spirit is certainly not broken. >> i woke u
surveillance. >> a federal law enforcement official agrees and says tamerlan was not on a terror watch list or any no-fly list because the u.s. never deemed him a threat. so there were no alarm bells when tsarnaev came back to the u.s. six months later. >> but the time he returned, all investigations, the matter had been closed. >> but even sew, it's not clear if the department of homeland security was charged with monitoring travel even know that ztsarnaezatsarnaev was on his r. >> we are trying to make sure that all of that information that was available was shared. if it wasn't, there may be somebody who dropped the ball. >> a u.s. official said even when there's a hit in the system it doesn't prompt anyone in law enforcement to take action. it's just monitoring for suspicious travel. joe johns, cnn, washington. zbr well, we're getting more breaking news now. a u.s. official telling cnn's jessica yellin about the ongoing investigation that there is no hard evidence of accomplices. there is no known evidence to extremists. they're still not certain what radicalized them. additionally inve
law enforcement. >>> from what we understood, you know, they had searched, police had searched much of this watertown community. >> that's right. they've searched several homes going door-to-door. they've searched just about every home, at some poibt. point. clearly, this was not over yet. they needed enough to get out of there and get out of there fast. we knew that things were very fluid and that the situation was very dangerous. so we faded back to beyond the perimeter a little bit more. we got up to a rooftop and we're able to shoot from a little bit of a greater distance. there were flashlights we could see moving around the backyard. clearly, they had secured the scene. they were going around checking out and processing the boat. some of the residents here said they searched his closets, under his beds and everything. he just felt incredibly relieved that it was all home at that point. thank you tonight in water town. a lot of people want to hear his story. >> there are so many stories in this book that we all want to hear. we now know who the alleged bombers are. the question
from a boston law enforcement source who says in addition to the pressure cooker, they say it's undeniable, they have a twisted top of a pressure cooker, about 6 liter capacity. they believe it's two identical devices or two similar devices, but i'm also told a partial circuit board recovered in the same area that also has been sent to quantico. and now this all goes off, we go through this after airplane crashes, they try to take every piece they can get, assemble it back together, try to recreate the bomb. they're hoping to find fingerprints, any kind of dna, something from the backpack. and if you can't get personal identification items like that, look for serial numbers, brand names, at least try to figure out where was the pressure cooker, where might the bag have been bought. >> are you getting a sense from your sources about where this investigation? they are still appealing for help in terms of getting more pictures out there. giving out a fair amount of information which is sometimes kind of rare. >> you can tell from the special agent in charge at the news conference
the process is under way. >> juliette, from a law enforcement standpoint, do you think it was the right decision to try him in civilian court? >> absolutely. like what jeff said, there is just really no debate about this. it's more of a political debate. for one, the law doesn't even cover him because he's a u.s. citizen. but from a law enforcement national security perspective, what better way to minimize the impact of terrorists than to treat them like criminals. that's what they are. if you make them into sort of a bigger deal than he is or anyone is, it sort of gives them a relevance we actually don't want to. so a lot of people in national security and counterterrorism love this idea. not only because of the legal underpinnings behind it but also because it sort of says to anyone who would harm us, you're just a criminal. >> there has also been a lot of successful prosecutions of terrorist suspects in criminal court. >> you can learn a lot of evidence from this. when i first got into this field it was right after the africa bombings, african embassy bombings in '98, and some of the
filmed here earlier on the week, seen him on the news for the first time. and then for son-in-law reason, he tells me this is dzhokhar and tamerlan, and points at the screen and says here is tamerlan in the blue jacket and dzhokhar in the white jacket. and i say anzor, these are guys with the backpack when the photos are shown. it can't be them. he says i don't know, these are my children. and then his wife grabs the tv screen and starts screaming, i can't be, it can't be happening. i don't believe it. the children are dead. i would have cried out myself. >> reporter: nick walsh, cnn. >>> it was russia that asked the fbi to look into tamerlan tsarnaev's activities back in 2011. moscow said the older brother was increasingly turning to radical islam. bill black joins us now live from moscow where it is 9:36 in the morning. phil, the chronology of this may surprise people, because it seems that the return to radical islam, the request from moscow came before he traveled back to his ancestral homeland. is that the word you're hearing from russian officials, that they were worried even befor
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